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16 Ratings

The Conqueror

Taras Bulba

Directed by Vladimir Bortko
Russia, 2009
Action, Crime


Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine’s Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

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The Conqueror Directed by Vladimir Bortko

What are people saying?

  • In Prague's rating of the film The Conqueror

    maan, how i loathe historical characters being played with the streetwiseness and cool airs of the "new russians", as if the only condition for the past to be revived is to teach the actors get inspiration either from jay-z's code of attitudes or from the fighting enthusiasm of a football hooligans herd. otherwise, they are too remote from reality.

  • Corriel's rating of the film The Conqueror

    I like the visual "historical aspects" in this film, especially costumes (those Cossacks look really cool) but this film has a rhythm or script problem; it didn't bring me what I expected: an epic story. Also there are really many blunt patriotic lines and I wonder if that is in accordance to Gogol's novel. I found such moments rather ridiculous.

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